Bridal Beauty 7 tips from celebrity makeup artists

Celebrity makeup artists have come up with seven bridal beauty secrets to give you that much-needed glow on your big day.

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Do you want to look flawless on your wedding day like A-list actresses and models?

If your answer is yes, then you're in luck!

Celebrity makeup artists have come up with seven bridal beauty secrets to give you that much-needed glow on your big day.

  1. According to Nick Barose, the makeup artist who has prettied up Lupita Nyong'o and Beyoncé, fill in brows with a fine-tipped Lancöme pencil, then swipe on a waterproof gel from Make Up for Ever to keep hairs in place, reapplying it hallway through long events.

  2. Makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams who works with Jessica Biel and Sofia Vergara, blends cream blush on the apples of the cheeks, then sweeps a similar powder blush over it. You can try the CK One blush duo with cream and powder.

  3. New York makeup artist, Daniel Martin says to get a radiant look, start with a moisturizing or brightening mask before applying base. Then follow it with a water-based foundation to create a dewy finish. You can try Garnier Skin Renew mask and Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation.

  4. To stop your foundation from disappearing, spritz a setting spray over your makeup. The top choice is the one by Urban Decay. "It's like hairspray for your face," says Martin. "I used it on Jessica Alba when we were shooting on the beach, in the humidity and salt spray — and her makeup didn't budge!"

  5. Martin also says both brides and A-listers have better things to worry about than lipstick touchups, so it's a good idea to often use a longer-lasting stain. Try a CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain for a lightweight, goop-free colour that holds strong through countless champagne sips.

  6. The right false lashes make your eyes look bigger and more defined — especially in pictures. Makeup artist, Andrew Sotomayor, who works with Jennifer Lawrence and Olivia Wilde, says using individual lashes is key. "Alternate different lengths to mimic natural ones," he says. His secret weapon is Kre-at Beauty's individual-lash kit, which comes with three lengths.

  7. To avoid looking like Angelina Jolie who arrived at a movie premiere last year with white splotches on her face, skip anything labelled 'high definition,' says Martin. "That's made for video, but flash photography can cause the powder's silica to appear bright white." Instead, choose one that's a hint more yellow than your skin to add warmth.

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